Mitigation Assistance Funding Sources
A number of governmental and non-governmental sources provide funding assistance for qualifying mitigation projects. Each funding source has its own criteria for eligibility and evaluative criteria for awarding funds. Most funding sources require that projects be endorsed by and carried on the Project Prioritization List (PPL) of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS). Principal funding sources include:
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program – A federal competitive grant program developed to assist communities implement hazard mitigation related activities in order to avert future disasters. PDM is a proactive program that aims to reduce natural and technological risks to populations and structures before a disaster occurs.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program - A federal program that provides annual funding for projects to protect flooded structures that are insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - A federal program that assists communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration.
Repetitive Flood Claims Program (RFC) – A federal program that provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that have had one or more claim payment(s) for flood damages.
Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) - A Florida program created to support hurricane research, mobile home tie-downs and to improve the wind resistance of residences. The program is provided annually under a Request for Proposal (RFP) to eligible proposers which include governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and qualified for-profit organizations; individual homeowners are ineligible to apply.